Jewish Family Service of Seattle
19,000 sf administrative offices
20,000 sf counseling offices
3,000 sf food bank
Jewish Family Service of Seattle is a private, non-profit social service organization that serves members of the Jewish and broader community in the Puget Sound area. Over its 121-year history, the organization has exemplified the Hebrew phrase Tikkun Olam: repairing the world.
Weinstein A+U was charged with the renovation of the existing facility, including the creation of a new basement-level food bank. The firm also designed a new office building on an adjacent parking lot. The resultant campus promotes a healthier, more productive work environment for the staff and a more inviting environment for its clientele.
Above the lobby of the office building, two U-shaped floors contain hard-wall offices, open workstations, conference rooms, and flexible assembly spaces. Owing to the extensive perimeter, abundant day lighting is provided to all spaces.
A significant central courtyard at the second level of the new building complements the original building’s garden terraces. All contribute to a rich campus environment in an dense urban neighborhood.
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Photography: © Michael Burns + © Sam Van Fleet